The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Congratulations to Dave Snow, PhD Candidate (defending in April), who has been awarded a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University beginning September 2014! Dave will be investigating comparative assisted reproductive technology policy in Australia, Canada, and the United States in the Faculty of Medicine with Novel Tech Ethics.
Brenda O'Neill, head of the Department of Political Science will speak at the 40th Anniversary of the University of Calgary High School Model United Nations this weekend February 23-23, 2014. This event is hosted by Robert Huebert, Jim Keeley, and Samantha Hossack, President of the Political Science Student Association.
After 45 years of dedicated service to the Department of Political Science Tom Flanagan has retired from the University of Calgary. At his request Tom received a somewhat unusual gift to mark the occasion: a rubbing of a University of Calgary manhole cover. Thanks to our head, Brenda O'Neill, and Brian Rusted, head of the Department of Art, for lending their artistic talents to the creation of Tom's lasting memory of the University of Calgary.
Congratulations to Sarah Jordaan for receiving the Canadian Green Fuel Award for Most Distinguished Technical Paper entitled, "Regional Water Implications of Reducing Oil Imports with Liquid Transportation Fuel Alternatives in the United States".
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IN THE NEWS
Paul Fairie / March 4, 2014
Tim Anderson / March 4, 2014
Barry Cooper / February 25, 2014
Barry Cooper / February 18, 2014
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Brenda O'Neill, Elisabeth Gidengil, Catharine Côté and Lisa Young, "Freedom of religion, women's agency and banning the face veil: the role of feminist beliefs in shaping women's opinion" in Ethnic and Racial Studies, published online March 6, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2014.887744, available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2014.887744.
Sarah Jordaan has had a multi-author (lead author Adam Brandt) policy forum published in the journal Science.
"Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems", Policy Forum Energy and Environment, Science 14 February, 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6172 pp. 733-735, DOI:10.1126/science.1247045. The paper argues that natural gas (NG) is a potential "bridge fuel" during the transition to a decarbonized energy system: It emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than other fossil fuels and can be used in many industries. However, because of the high global warming potential of methane (CH4, the major component of NG), climate benefits from NG use depend on system leakage rates. Some recent estimates of leakage have challenged the benefits of switching from coal to NG, a large near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction opportunity. Also, global atmospheric CH4 concentrations are on the rise, with the causes still poorly understood.
Donald Barry, "Canada's Approach to Climate Change is Key to US Approval of Keystone," Inside Policy, (February 2014), 24-27.
Chance Minnett Watchel and Matthew Hennigar, "Righteous Litigation: An Examination of Christian Conservative Interest Group Litigation Before the Appellate Courts of Canada, 1982-2009." In: Modern Canada: 1945 to Present, edited by Catharine Briggs. Toronto, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Susan Franceschet is a member of a recently launched international research network: Political Women and Executive Representation (PoWER), dedicated to learning when, why, and how women are recruited to the executive branch in parliamentary and presidential democracies. Other members of the group include Claire Annesley (University of Manchester), Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University), and Isabelle Engeli (University of Ottawa). Follow the research group on twitter@execgenderpower or find more information on their website: http://genderpower.net/main/